SAA Hamer Kegan Award

The Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2012 award.

This award recognizes an archivist, editor, group of individuals, or institution that has increased public awareness of a specific body of documents through compilation, transcription, exhibition, or public presentation of archives or manuscript materials for educational, instructional, or other public purpose. Archives may include photographs, films, and visual archives. Publication may be in hard copy, microfilm, digital, or other circulating medium.

Recent winners include:

• 2011 University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee Libraries March On Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project Team

• 2010 The Giza Archives Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

• 2009 Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections of the University of Toledo’s “From Institution to Independence”

• 2008 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the CBC Digital Archives (Les Archives de Radio-Canada)


Individual archivists and editors, groups of individuals, organizations.

Application Deadline:

All nominations shall be submitted to the Awards Committee by February 28.

Send nomination/application forms and supporting documentation to:

Hamer Kegan Award Subcommittee
Society of American Archivists
17 North State Street, Suite 1425
Chicago, Illinois 60602-3315

Electronic submissions also are acceptable and should be sent to saahq[at] Please indicate the name of the award or scholarship in the email subject line.  Use standard file applications such as Word, Excel, or Adobe; attachments should not exceed 5MB.

For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to